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Smart and Sustainable Cities: The Main Guidelines of City Statute for Increasing the Intelligence of Brazilian Cities

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Programa de Pós-Graduação em Engenharia Civil, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Rio de Janeiro 24210-240, Brazil
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Departamento de Construção Civil, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro 21941-909, Brazil
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Faculty of Built Environment, University of New South Wales, 24210-240 Sidney, Australia
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Programa de Engenharia Ambiental, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro 21941-909, Brazil
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Sustainability 2020, 12(3), 1025; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12031025
Received: 2 January 2020 / Revised: 24 January 2020 / Accepted: 28 January 2020 / Published: 31 January 2020
The regulation of urban property use is a fundamental instrument for the development of cities. However, most of the norms that set general guidelines for urban policy predate the transformations that the smart city concept has brought about in the way cities are appropriated and perceived by society, and even today, studies on how these regulations collaborate to make cities smarter and more sustainable. This work contributes to filling this gap by investigating the main guidelines of the Brazilian City Statute that have the greatest potential to contribute to having smarter and more sustainable Brazilian cities. To prioritize the sixteen guidelines of the City Statute, the methodology used consisted of a survey carried out with professionals working in the concerned field. The results show that the sixteen guidelines were evaluated as important for increasing the intelligence of cities, of which five were evaluated as having the most priority, these five were related to the governance of cities. Considering the scarcity of resources in Brazilian cities, these five guidelines contribute so that municipal governments can direct their efforts towards what has the most priority. View Full-Text
Keywords: smart city; sustainable city; city statute; urban policy; urban planning smart city; sustainable city; city statute; urban policy; urban planning
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Lima, E.G.; Chinelli, C.K.; Guedes, A.L.A.; Vazquez, E.G.; Hammad, A.W.A.; Haddad, A.N.; Soares, C.A.P. Smart and Sustainable Cities: The Main Guidelines of City Statute for Increasing the Intelligence of Brazilian Cities. Sustainability 2020, 12, 1025. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12031025

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Lima EG, Chinelli CK, Guedes ALA, Vazquez EG, Hammad AWA, Haddad AN, Soares CAP. Smart and Sustainable Cities: The Main Guidelines of City Statute for Increasing the Intelligence of Brazilian Cities. Sustainability. 2020; 12(3):1025. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12031025

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Lima, Evandro G., Christine K. Chinelli, Andre L.A. Guedes, Elaine G. Vazquez, Ahmed W.A. Hammad, Assed N. Haddad, and Carlos A.P. Soares. 2020. "Smart and Sustainable Cities: The Main Guidelines of City Statute for Increasing the Intelligence of Brazilian Cities" Sustainability 12, no. 3: 1025. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12031025

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